The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 won’t just be limited to making waves on land as the Honeycomb tablet has also reached the skies. As part of a deal between Samsung and American Airlines, the slim and light Galaxy Tab will be seen providing company to travelers of premium class on some transcontinental and international flights. A total of 6,000 Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets have been reserved for use by the airlines later this year.
“Through our agreement with Samsung, American is the first North American airline to offer a branded tablet onboard its aircraft,” said Virasb Vahidi, American Airline’s Chief Commercial Officer. “We are working hard to revitalize our fleet and invest wisely in new products and services to modernize and enhance the travel experience. Working with Samsung to outfit our premium cabins with the innovative Galaxy Tab will give our premium customers a modern and innovative in-flight entertainment experience.”
However, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets that will be used for in-flight entertainment will have some modifications built into them so as to suit better in its intended role. So while users will be able to read e-books, play games, listen to music, or watch movies, they might also offer streaming content from an on-board wireless store. And of course using the existing WiFi systems is an option.
So if you happen to travel on any of these routes – Transcontinental flights between New York’s JFK and Los Angeles, JFK and San Francisco, and Miami and Los Angeles served with 767-200 and 767-300 aircraft; international flights to and from Europe and South America served with 767-300 aircraft; and transcontinental flights departing from Boston to Los Angeles served with 757 aircraft; expect to see the ultra slim Galaxy Tab to keep you entertained, though you will have to book premium tickets for this. But then, there is no stopping you from carrying over your own Galaxy Tab 10.1 while you are traveling cattle class.